An experience, but for only those who are fans of the games.


Warcraft tells the story of the peaceful realm of Azeroth that stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home.

If you’re a fan of the original games this movie was adapted off, then you’ll most likely be a fan of the game, but if you’ve never played a minute of it and are slightly intrigued by the film, don’t expect to be so entertained. Though the visuals are top-notch, it just seems a little ridiculous and over the top though from what I’ve researched, is extremely faithful to the original source and paving the path for better video game adaptations, letting us forget the disappointments of “Doom” and “Prince of Persia” and have hope for new resurrections of the Lara Croft games starring Alicia Vikander.

The film is an experience, no one can deny it that, though it could fall under the scope of heavily CGI-ed films that plague Hollywood as audiences cry for something a little more earthly as a source of escape. It will boom at the box office and thousands of fans will cry with joy at a film catered for them, but like many critics and for many wishing for something not so spectacle heavy may want to spend their money elsewhere.

Film-O-Meter: 5/10.


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